Thursday, 28 April 2016

Smalls SAL April 2016

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Stitching Lotus and is a low-stress, fuss-free way of finishing a small piece every month.  I joined in January of this year and am stitching one of these Lizzie*Kate Twelve Blessings each month.

My finish for April is...

Joy by Lizzie*Kate (Twelve Blessings)
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Brown aida from Sew it All
Started 26 March 2016, finished 27 March 2016

Disclaimer: as I am committed to stitching on Cut Thru Rocket alone this month, this one was finished ahead of time in March.  Normal service will be resumed next month!

See you soon for the final update of Faithful April.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness April 2016 and another Rocket update


That's a bright and cheery hello from me today as I am on a week's leave from work - enjoying some family time with my sons and of course I have squeezed some stitching time in too!

No finishes to show you this month but I do have a new start to share - this was started in March and will be a gift for my friend Katy.  I have been good friends with Katy for over 15 years but have never stitched anything for her!  Her Dad was a keen stitcher before he passed away and I know she would appreciate the time and effort, I've just never found the right design, until I saw this one.

Let's Party by Ursula Michaels
Started 19 March 2016
Stitched on 16 count Margarita aida by Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads

Though we don't go out together as much as we used to, we have always enjoyed a cocktail or two, so I'm hoping she will love this as a reminder of some tipsy adventures!

I can also share some more Rocket progress here, as this one is going to be a gift for my eldest son.  This is the only project I'll be stitching on in April, and at the halfway point of the month I've gone from here at the start of the month...

to here!

I'm really pleased with my progress and I'm already planning to continue stitching next month in the hopes of having this finished by the end of the year.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Faithful April update #1

I can't believe the first week of April is already behind us! For the whole of this month I have committed to stitching on one project only - Cut Thru Rocket by Bothy Threads.

Here is my progress to date:

And here's where it was at the start of April:

It doesn't look like much at first glance but I've added another floor to the Rocket - the astronaut's bedroom.  I'm pretty pleased with my progress and am still on target (just) to finish six pages of nine by the end of the month.

Thanks for cheering me on!